Kategoriarkiv: Random posts

Epiphany

Yes I said it before, it seems like “Championnet” changed management, and now I know this is the case (and unfortunately not me). The new name of the watering hole is:

I guess this will wake up the Swedish woke people and an attack is coming on. If they knew.

But the worst thing with all this is that they changed the beer to something more or less not even close to be good. A nasty brand really. And if all the other options is out of stock you need to drink this, what in Swedish is “Rävgift”

So take care… 🙂

Björn

Party Chez moi

I have a playlist, “Party Chez moi” and it is perfect for a home party, Fiesta del Casa, Hemma fest. But songs only get added, and I feel its time to really look this playlist over. Started today and ended up with not wanting to take any song out. It’s kind of the best playlist ever.

So I also checked my “Most played” list an seriously… French music is really taking over even if it is good oldies mostly. The screen shot is a smaller version of this one:

7 most played songs 2020 07 24

And its also true that the songs on my “Party Chez moi” playlist climb on the most played list… So more and more 80s music will enter there for sure.

But, not the subject of this post, I decided to go out tonight, yes, hide the heart problems and meet people behind their masks, but then I shaved and got these red marks all over my face, like an allergy. Can’t go out looking like this… Like I shaved using a grater.

So happy me to have some Casal Garcia at home, the “Party Chez Moi” playlist and good friends on line.

Björn

Heart – Stress test

So now it’s done, for this time… I have done the stress test, to check if my heart actually plan to beat for a few more years. And it was “OK” – But wait, they had changed from a treadmill to a exercise bike, fantastic. Don’t kill my knees and right hip (just wait for the day someone tells me I have to make a hip replacement as well). The thing I don’t like is the note from the doctor stopped cause of “fatigue” – fatigue? No but lactic acid in my legs, it was impossible after a while.

In and case, I must go back to my normal doctor to get a new paper to get a ultrasound. Things not so easy here sometimes to do things, we actually had time to dig it today.

But, if you have a bad heart it takes time to recover from something like a stress test. Back home I was not my normal self, nausea and so tired. When I write this I feel ok though. So back to work tomorrow.

Björn

Vacation

A lot of my friends mainly in Sweden, started their vacation Friday this week, and I stumbled over vacation pictures tagging my photos (yes finally a clean up of double jpgs and blurry pictures). Do you remember when we could travel like birds, by plane (yes Greta, you will never put me on a train or a ship for more than a few hours) when we wanted to?

And yes I know, it’s only been months without this right but I tell the world, as soon as Morocco open up for vacation travels from France and for Swedes, I will book and believe me… Not less than 20 days.

And even if the photo above is from Egypt, not Morocco, it’s a feeling, and the best feeling.

Björn

Finally, the Eurovision Movie released on netflix

After speculations, rumors and wild guesses the Eurovision movie finally reached us via Netflix streaming services. And let us be frank, the film is better than I thought it would be. But as a film about Eurovision… No not really, it is a classic love story with Eurovision as the back drop. It could have been the same story but with Idol, or America got talent as the venue, but they made a choice and went for Eurovision.

If I were Icelandic I might not be so positive to how my country is put forward as a step behind the rest of Europe but I guess we still can joke about Icelandic white citizens even if it is on the edge of being an insult.

So how much is Eurovision in this story? Not much really, as a fan you can find so many wrongs that it’s not worth to go into it, cause you are not supposed to see the film as an attempt to raise the worlds awareness of The Eurovision Song Contest, but a few things that is funny… Sweden compete with a rap song, won’t happen in many years to come. The few full time songs on the Soundtrack is actually not bad, what I wish for is that the songs they only recorded as 1:30 minute snippets had been given a full length version on the Soundtrack, and the best “Eurovision” moment in the film is the Medley with many Eurovision artists doing a sing a long during the Russian delegations party. Those minutes are actually a fiesta for Eurovision fans, and very welled played.

Salvador Sobrals cameo is also a nice touch as well as the part of the Russian singer Alexander Lemtov (played by Dan Stevens), a role where you kind of wait for him to be a East State bad guy and end up in not being that at all. The part is there to show the finger to the Russian LGBT laws, but very very much “under the cover” to not upset mother Russia.

So, what to finally say? If you are a huge Eurovision fan expecting a Eurovision extravaganza, you will be disappointed, if you sit down to watch a rom com in a musical environment you will enjoy the movie.

If you buy the Soundtrack, it will make you go crazy that a few songs only are max 2 minutes long, but the final ballad will make you smile every time you hear it – and I will not be surprised if the real Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will put some of the songs in the shows interval acts.

Enjoy,

Björn

I wish…

Working from home is kind of the same as actually going to work… Not much is different from day to day. So how is it possible for people to fill their Instagrams with 100% things to do? It happened before lock down, drinks after work, meeting friends, have time for family, talk with your mother etc etc. Now in lock down the same people still have 1000 things to do after 17h00. Me in lockdown, I don’t even change clothes more than weekly, when the t shirt start to look a bit grey. Works for both white and black t shirts.

So, I have a feeling I must revamp my list of things to do so I actually have a life on social media and something to write about here…

Take care

Björn

Just one day away

So, from tomorrow it is the Eurovision week 2020, without any Eurovision happening at the end of the week… And maybe not even 2021 if you read comments on the Internet and pull them together with Governmental decisions on Corona. It is obvious that the Netherlands won’t hos 2021 if no vaccine been created and who knows how the travel industry will look like if countries close their borders until the vaccine is there.

Read today that Morocco won’t allow any travels from France this summer. There did my plans to go to Agadir for X amount of weeks go out of the window.

But… Next week will be Eurovision connected blog posts only, not focused on this years songs but country by country in the history of the competition.

Yesterday I watched the 2000 competition, a very special year for me since I worked with the contest that year and watching it again not only brought back memories I also realized that 2000 was a really good year and that the show was one of the better once ever.

Take care

Björn

Many days passed now

Since last week I have been out of work caused by national holidays and requests from the company HR to take out free days as much as possible. So this Sunday is the last day of “free” time. And it is amazing how fast you adjust to free time, not so much to things you must do.

To be honest I am more stressed now about the re opening of France than the lock down. Weeks of complaints, from my side, have now turned to a very mild panic, and I really don’t want to be locked up again with people around me. Sound like a terrible idea right now… How we adapt don’t we?

But I wait for the HR info net week based on the opening up on the 11th of May (Paris will for sure still be a red zone) together with the lates new from the Government, se LINK. I hope they come with some hands on info and not fluff.

But until we know I keep on watching old Eurovisions in the evenings, and actually all day long over the weekends. The official DVDs have now been covered so I have to go to the old recordings, back in time. But so far I must say that I think Australia 2019 must have the best visual performance of all times, I have seen Alvaro Estrella more or less in every year performing back up for different countries and I still hope for a change in the language rule of the Eurovision. I will get back to the plus and minuses of the current format of the Eurovision Song Contest according too me. Well aware that the new fans growing up have an attention span around 10% before they are bored.

So keep on following the Eurovision and Covid thought here.

Björn

Monday 27th

So a new week, a short week, only 2 Days of work, but kind of a bad day. My back gave up today, the first day of the week. Hanging over the computer at home usually kill my back at the end of the week, but today it took until after lunchtime and I had to lay down on the floor for a while. And as you know bad news travel in pairs.

I have no idea what I have done with my left shoulder, but it hurt like hell as soon as I move my arm. So the machinery going down the drain at the moment.

But one thing is new, the crane outside my window. See photo, I have no idea where it is and why, but hopefully I can see that tomorrow.

Björn